Check Out This Amazing Bossa Nova Cover of “Part of Your World”

10407773_10202734705203700_6759870730707255805_nThis week a young man named Andrew Berg shared an amazing video of a bossa nova cover of “Part of Your World” by ABQ:Archives on social media and asked people to share it. When I came across the video I knew I had to share it, but I also felt that the five musicians in the video needed to have their story told. Andrew was nice enough to answer a few questions about the music and the group.

10475711_431290717028866_2835357068279434149_nABQ : Archives is Andrew Berg (Saxophone). Catherine Traceski (Vocals), Stephen Dizon (Drums), Danny Anaya (Guitar) and Michael Selfridge (Bass). ABQ met at the California State University, Fullerton where they are all students. With the exception of  Catherine and Andrew, all of the members of the group are music majors. Catherine is a Theater major and Andrew is an Engineering major. Prior to forming ABQ, everyone but Catherine already played together in the “Big Band” on campus. Andrew met Catherine at work at Disney, but she also attends CSU. Their co-workers have embraced their music and one friend will even play it in the store at night during closing. Andrew feels that he and Catherine’s feel Cast Members have received their music very well as shown by the large number of cast members that have followed ABQ on social networking and as well as shared their music.

ABQ’s  goal is to arrange and perform songs people have heard a million times, but in a way they have never heard them before. Usually that means taking a modern song and changing it to jazz and because jazz isn’t as popular now people consider it to be an “older” music form. When ABQ: : Archives recreates a song in a  jazz style it’s like they are pulling them out of the “archives.”

ABQ’s version of “Part of Your World” is on their is on their album “A Close Goodbye” and can be see on their YouTube Channel. We hope you keep an eye out on their YouTube channel for additional videos! We want to thank Andrew for taking the time to answer our questions and for letting us share ABQ:Archives amazing music with you! We can’t wait to see what this amazing group comes out with next!

*Photos and video courtesy of ABQ’s Facebook and YouTube


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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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